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In the first half of the program, mathematician Rick Luttmann discusses ranked-choice voting 
and why it is superior to the prevalent "plurality voting" system. Also, investigative journalist Greg Palast 
returns to Project Censored to explain how GOP vote-supression tactics may have stolen the 2016 election
(he calls it a "Jim Crow election").
In the second half of the program, two activists recently returned from Standing Rock describe the violence 
police there are inflicting on the water protectors and their allies. Nadya Tannous and Damanjeet Singh 
also explain why the Standing Rock confrontation is an anti-colonial struggle.
Peter and Mickey begin the program with a case study in independent publishing: Seven Stories Press. 
The guests are Seven Stories' publisher, Dan Simon, and author/cartoonist Ted Rall, whose work is published 
at Seven Stories (Seven Stories is also the publisher of Project Censored's books). 
Then, in light of Donald Trump's election, we rebroadcast an excerpt from a July interview with Ted Rall, 
about his biography of Trump. 
The show concludes with a conversation with nuclear-power watchdogs Arnie and Maggie Gunderson, 
about what Trump's election may bode for the nuclear industry. 
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This is a rebroadcast of a November 2013 Project Censored show, when Peter and Mickey spoke with director Oliver Stone 
and historian Peter Kuznick, about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, and a look at the vital role JFK played in US and world history.
 Oliver Stone's films include the controversial "JFK" (1992). Peter Kuznick is a historian at American University. 
Kuznick and Stone are co-authors and co-producers of the book and TV series, "the Untold History of the United States." 
Peter and Mickey get reactions to the Trump presidential victory from Northern Californa college students, faculty, 
and a Green Party campaigner. Next is a quick update from Standing Rock, North Dakota by a student supporter of the protest.
Finally, a conversation with long-time human-rights campaigner Jack Healy about the campaign to free Leonard Peltier 
Peter Phillips is joined this week by guest co-host and sociologist Michael Sukhoff. 
Their first guest is author Michael Parenti, who discusses the nature of American empire.
Then two guests, Noah Treanor and Paulette Moore, phone in to describe their experiences at Standing Rock, North Dakota,
site of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
In the final segment of the program, journalist Ann Garrison examines ongoing lies about the 1994 Rwandan massacres,
explains the fears of many in the region about another Clinton presidency, and describes some of the political prisoners now in Rwandan jails.
Mickey and guest co-host Michael Levitin address four social-justice and environmental issues:
With a measure to legalize recreation marijuna use on November's California ballot, Mark Armstrong explains how creating a state bank
 -- among other benefits -- could aid the financial side of marijuana growing.
Adam Carpinelli looks at what's behind the recent prison-work strikes, and summarizes the cases of some US political prisoners.
Sarah van Gelder discusses the historic Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota-Access Pipeline.
Finally, David Reed explains some of the regulatory  complexities surrounding fracking in California.

Program Notes:

Mark Armstrong is co-founder of the Public Banking Institute.
Adam Carpinelli is with the Jericho Movement; he also hosts a KBOO-FM program that focuses on prison issues.
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor of YES Magazine.
David Reed is managing director of the Environmental Action Center in Washington, DC.
In the first half of the program, Shahid Buttar discusses the chapter he wrote for Censored 2017, 
"Ike's Distopian Dream," where he examines the many ways that President Eisenhower's warning 
about the military-industrial complex has proven correct.
For the second half of the program, Mickey and Peter survey some of the other chapters of Censored 2017, 
particularly Peter's chapter, "Selling Empire, War and Capitalism," a look at the advertising / public relations industry,
and how its influence extends far beyond peddling consumer products. 
Project Censored has just released its latest yearbook of stories under-reported or misreported by U.S. corporate media.
On today's program, Peter and Mickey speak to three individuals who contributed to, or edited, "Censored 2017."
Andy Lee Roth co-edited the book with Mickey; he also teaches sociology at Citrus College in southern California.
Nolan Higdon edited the "Junk Food News and News Abuse" chapter; he also teaches at several northern California colleges.
Mnar Muhawesh contributed the No. 8 censored story in this year's volume, about the economic roots of the Syrian conflict;
she is the founder of the online news service Mint Press News.
In the first half-hour, author and professor Carol Anderson 
rejoins the Project Censored Show to discuss structural racism in the US, 
especially in the context of the presidential campaign.

In the second half of the program, human-rights activists Hector Aristizabal and 
Isabel Garcia speak about conditions on the US-Mexico border, and how multiple 
US administrations have enforced border policies that bring death to many immigrants.  
They also discuss the Border Convergence taking place October 7 - 10.
Carol Anderson is Professor of African-American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, 
and the author of "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide."

Hector Aristizabal is an artist and human-rights activist, and the founder of Imaginaction.
Isabel Garcia is co-chair of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, an organization that campaigns 
for immigrant rights, and opposes militarization of the border.
This program was recorded prior to the Border Convergence.

Peter and Mickey spend the hour in discussion with Mark Crispin Miller, NYU professor and media critic.
Their conversation included both critiques of corporate media's recent performance (such as its coverage 
of the presidential campaign), and also ongoing developments that threaten freedom of the press and 
of thought (for example, the engagement of big PR firms by federal agencies).  

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